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Chapter One Literature, Traditions, and Semantics of Honor in the German Middle High Ages Ethical Traditions of Honor The Classical Tradition of Honor The Christian Tradition of Honor General Studies of Honor in Medieval Literature Semantics of Honor in Middle High German Honor in the Twelfth Century Didactic Writings Honor in the Courtly Romance: Eneas, Erec, Iwein, Parzival Studies of Honor and Tristan Chapter Two Typology and the Literary Excursus in Gottfried's Tristan Typology The Motifs of Tree and Spring and the Question of Honor The Tree The Spring Honor: A Recapitulation The Preparation of the Knight: Part I The Literary Excursus The Invocation Typology of the (W)ord The Preparation of the Knight: Part II Conclusions Chapter Three Paradigmatic Structures in the huote Excursus and in the Narrative The huote Excursus Gottfried and the Concept of Surveillance/ Guarding Agricultural and Plant Metaphors Fig and Fruit Thorn, Thistle, Nettle, and Rose The Horizontal Progression Healing Blanscheflur Floraete Isolde the Elder Isolde the Younger Brangaene Isolde of the White Hands Conclusions Chapter Four Honor and the Love Grotto: ein dinc One underscheide Auras and Metaphors Surrounding the Love Grotto Episode The Song of Songs Stone Light Architectural Detail The Physical and the Mental "Chamber" Landscape The Grotto and Eros The Progression and Honor Summary General Conclusions Appendix I Typological Signals Appendix II Tristan's Helmet Notes Works Cited Index _ * „ _ _ ;. . _ ._ ^. ,., ^ ^ „,^ .: .:„ ^ ^ ,- ,^